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Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
of the participants was forwarded to provide official michelle flournoy. bumiller elisabeth of "the new york times" moderated this discussion. >> thank you all for coming. and i'm sorry that i am not nick, but here i am and i'm pulling myself together. i'm going to briefly introduce michele and phillip. we were all at aspen and i see a table h of these could number of people in the audience that were in considerably better weather last summer. so, michelle flournoy is the senior adviser at the boston consulting group prayer. from 2009 to 2012 she was the undersecretary for defense policy. and then she was the principle advisor to the secretary defense and the violation of the national security defense policies and oversight of military plans and operations and so forth. i interviewed her a number of times. she was very cautious. she never told us very much. she's also a senior fellow for science and international affairs committee member of the policy board. she cofounded the center for the new american security think tank that you all know and she is a member of the aspen strategy group. so, zeli
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
to update the book but cooking dishes for michele obama since this evening. american grow. we can get to that after the devotional. thank you for being here. so wonderful to see so many friends, old and new. like a family reunion. i am excited to share it this book with you. my wonderful wife, michele. [applause] >> we have been married precisely 82 days. you see this blow on my face, that is why. thank you so much for being here. when i started working for barack obama i had no idea i would be sending in a devotional every morning. i was a young kid from nashville, tenn. working on the 2008 campaign, in the senate office for couple years but didn't know him that well. i was doing out reach around a company like so many others including many folks that i see and privately i would pray for that young senator, that he would wake up every day and have a sense of purpose and the protected along the campaign trail, one of those moments of prayer, this nudge in my spirit, so many supports around him, policy advisers and political support, and wondered who was thinking about his soul, lookin
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:45pm EST
for the city. your view? >> wow. >> ha! [laughter] >> wow. okay. so let's go back a bit. so i met michelle, we met her for the book when she was chancellor, and a lovely lady, forthcoming with the beliefs and that stuff, so here's the reality. you're going to think i'm dancing around your question, and maybe i am, but -- [laughter] if -- a lot of the ground breaking work that's caused the research to happen over the last ten years has been by those vanguard tfa alumni that broke the system and done it their own way whether it's kip or we can go on with the list; right? they have actually created the tendency. that mentality of shattering the room and i'm going to start over and i'm going to do it differently and see what works, that's caused us to have the moment that we have here now where we do have the information, and that meant that rebellious rogue kind of mentality caused change, and it has caused all of the evidence that we have today, so i have -- i'm -- i don't want to weigh in on the politics of it all of, you know, did she go too far, did she hand 8 it in the politically right way,
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
because they are also proclaiming michele bachmann or palin. >> host: isn't it that the rage is channeled through probably a person, like an ex-wife or, you know, what i mean? it's a familiar -- >> guest: for other guys. >> host: not him necessarily, but you own sexism more because you have personal experience of a woman who was whatever. >> guest: you know, in our culture, i actually think that sexism is far more permissible than racism. >> host: it seems like that, yeah. >> guest: i have an excellent example how to think of it. if you remember the primary season in 2008 when clinton was running against obama for the democratic nomination, and there was a guy who, at one of clinton's rallies -- >> host: hillary clinton's rally. >> guest: yes, held up a sign that said "iron my shirt," remember that? >> host: yes. >> guest: i asked the students, i teach a large lecture class, and how many remembered that? by the way, in 2009, i asked the question, not five years later. i asked students here, how many of you remember that? i had, like, 10%, 20% hands. i said, yeah, because it really didn't
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
and a goat. he complained about congress in particular, michele bachman. shook his head and said, what she says about me, and so i said to them, mr. president, i guess you know what mark twain said about congress, and taoiseach is a. he said marc twain said the closure a congressman and suppose you were an idiot, but i repeat myself. [laughter] >> he loved it. but yeah, coming back to your point, i think there are similarities. obama is very cerebral. he is an academic, taught at law school if you wish chicago. in kennedy published books, wrote books. obama wrote books, editing it is a certain affinity for this kind of -- now kennedy was i think he was never a glad hander, and certainly obama is not a glad handed. i sat next to that one did and there's no smalltalk. he's really very serious and it's all business all the time, and that's fine with me. i'm academic, too, but kennedy never really liked that kind of traditional boston, how is your grandma and your uncle so-and-so? he never liked engaging in that kind of chatter. and i think obama is very serious about what he -- and, of course
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
was going to school this country made sure we didn't go hungry. when michelle the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary wanted to go to college, just like me, this country help us afford it until we could pay it back. so it what drives me as a grandson, a son and a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. [applause] it has been the driving force between everything we have done in these past five years and over the course of the next year and for the rest of my presidency that is where you should expect mike administration to focus all our efforts. [applause] now you will be pleased to know this is not a state of the union address. [laughter] and many of the ideas that can make the biggest difference in expanding opportunity i have resented before but let me offer a few key principles, just a roadmap that i believe should guide us with our legislative agenda and their mistreated efforts. to begin with we have to continue to relentlessly push a growth agenda
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
from the national institute of health, and michelle from u.n. aids, and debra who is carrying on the great work as the acting global aids coordinator and many friends from the philanthropic world including bill gates, so, thank you, all, for joining us here today. every year, this is a moment to reflect on how far we've come since early days of the aids end epidemic, and those of you who lived through it remember all too well the fear and the stigma and how hard people with hiv had to fight to be heard or be treated with decent compassion. you remember how little we knew how to prevent aids or how it treat it. what we knew is the devastation inflected, striking down vibrant men and women in the time of their lives spreading to city to city, country to country seemingly overnight. today, that picture has transformed thanks to the courage and love of some of you in this room and around the world awareness soars, research surged, prevention, treatment, and care save millions of lives in the richest countries and the world's poorest countries as well. for many, with testing and ac
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
unanimous consent that chairman mueller and ranking member michelle at will be able to participate in her hearing today. hearing no objections, so ordered. at this time i would welcome our first panel to the table. a complete and written statements will be entered into the hearing record. mr. and mrs. price thank you for your service and for being here this afternoon. mrs. price you are recognized for five minutes for your aural testimony. >> thank you chairman -- chairman randy and ranking member titus and members of the panel. veteran lawyers at asked me to express their gratitude for inviting ourselves as delegates represent their views on the va's handling of complex claims and the challenges they are faced with. most of this panel has no idea who veteran lawyers are. it's exact to what it sounds like great we are just a bunch of veterans but we are specialists that confirm a wide variety of fields and professions and bring in some cases decades of experience to the table. our purpose is to deal with not just complex claims but with all issues relating to the va's functions. in partic
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